This month’s postcard features the Coliseum and Grove at Cedar Point, Ohio.
The postcard was postmarked on July 12, 1911 at 9:00 AM at Cedar Point, Ohio.The postcard is addressed to Mrs. Andy Motter [Osa Hamilton Motter] Ada Ohio R.F.D.
We came here today. Roy [Thomas Roy Hamilton] is attending the Bar association. Will go home tomorrow evening or Thursday morning. Effie & Jess [Jesse Howard Hamilton and his wife, Effie] are staying with ma [Sarah Anderson had already passed away by this date, so I’m unsure of who “ma” is].
Leta. [Leta McBride Hamilton, wife of Thomas Roy Hamilton]
When I first found this postcard, I couldn’t believe that Cedar Point, Ohio was around in 1911…..so I had to do some research. Cedar Point first opened as a beer garden and public bathing beach in 1870. Visitors had to travel on the Steamer, Young Reindeer, in order to get to the beach. In 1888, a large, Grand Pavilion opens that featured an auditorium, bowling alleys and dining facilities. The first roller coaster was built in 1892 and was twenty-five feet tall and reached a top speed of ten miles per hour! The Coliseum that is pictured on this postcard was built in 1906 on the new park midway.